Stumped? Log Some Inspiration With These DIY Lights!

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

Oh snap!  Looks like we've got stumps on the brain.  Stump stools, stump tables, and now stump lights!  If you're ready and willing to embrace the stump craze, we have not one but two DIY lighting projects for your consideration.  

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I was going to make a comment about how these lights are TREE-ific... but decided against it.  (See what I did there?)  Instead, I'll just get right on down to business and show you a sweet table lamp and an awesomely rustic/modern* pendant light.  Ready?  Let's do this.

created at: 06/29/2011

First up, Stumpy Table Lamp.  This woodsy beauty is the creation of crafty blogger Lydia Pudel and comes to us via IKEA Hackers.  After selecting a perfectly-sized log from her stack of firewood, she drilled a hole down the middle and attached a JANUARI lamp base ($13).  Choose your favorite shade and voila!  Insta-stump light!

created at: 06/29/2011

So, this pendant light is more of a log, really.  But let's not get hung up on technicalities.  Instead, let's make a rad light!  HJ Geel shares this clever creation on IKEA Hackers, noting that it'll take about half a day to build the light, but 6 months of drying time if you happen to start out with a fresh log.  Parts needed?  Three GRUNDTAL lights and two DEKA cables.  The process is a bit more involved than the stump table lamp, so hit up IKEA Hackers for the full tutorial.

And there you have it!  Two stump-tastic DIY lights.

*NOT an oxymoron, I swear.

(Also, I'd like to apologize for the uninhibited use of stump- and tree-related puns in this post.)

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